Paul Finebaum says it's 'common sense' for B1G to reinstate football season
The biggest question in college football right now is whether or not the B1G will reverse course and decide to reinstate a fall season. Based on recent reports, it sounds like there’s an incredible amount of optimism about a potential return.
Paul Finebaum says, at this point, it’s common sense for the B1G to make a return.
Finebaum made his weekly appearance on WJOX for The RoundTable and was asked about the ongoing saga in the B1G. The SEC Network host believes the B1G is heading in the direction of a return, but nothing is guaranteed.
“At this point, it’s hard to know what to believe,” Finebaum said. “Common sense will tell you that they’re pretty close to getting back into football. Here’s the interesting thing. If they vote today or tomorrow to not come back, then let’s forever quit talking about the Big Ten. But you have to think they’re moving in that direction. I really don’t know. A lot of people act like they do, but it seems like it’s common sense to come back. We just got through watching a full day of the NFL. College football is not completely there yet because of the Big Ten and the Pac-12 and the SEC, but it looked like it went fairly well. I just don’t know what those 14 presidents could possibly be thinking other than ‘let’s give it a shot.’
“For those wondering ‘what’s the rush at this point’ The rush is to get into the College Football Playoff. If you’re not back by the middle of October, you’re not going to be a part of it. Even then, you’re on the bubble.”
The 14 B1G presidents and chancellors met with the medical subcommittee and Return to Competition Task Force on Sunday afternoon, a meeting that went very well, according to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic. No vote on the season was taken, however.
A vote on reinstating the fall football season is expected sometime in the next 48 hours, with a target start date of Oct. 17.